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Coronavirus – we’re here for you

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all, we wanted to thank you for your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times. Although the situation we’re facing is changing, we’re here to assist our intermediary partners and your customers as much as possible.

This page takes you through the steps we’re taking to support you at this time.

We understand that you may have concerns about how your finances will be affected at this time. We’re committed to trying to support our customers if we can.

We have a number of options available to you, which may include short-term assistance by way of a payment deferral which may help provide you with some flexibility. If you can afford to repay your mortgage, it’s in your best interests to do so. Any assistance we provide will be recorded as an arrangement and will be reported to Credit Reference Agencies and lenders may take this information into account when making lending decisions, and therefore it could affect your ability to borrow money in the future.

To enable us to consider what support we can give you, we’ll need a full understanding of your current household income and outgoings. We are working alongside Paylink Solutions to enable our customers across the Group to complete an online income and expenditure form.

Please click here to access the system and the form.

You’ll be directed to an external website where you’ll see reference to all brands within our Group.

Completing this form and submitting it through the portal will allow us to assess the information before we call you to discuss the matter further.

Unfortunately we’re unable to make any changes in time for payments due in the next 7 days. If your payment is due in the next 7 days and you’re unable to make your normal monthly payment, please call our Collections Team on 0345 122 0033. You can also email recoveries@krbs.com to discuss your situation.
We can offer tailored support for a short period of time, to reflect the uncertainties and challenges expected as the government payment holiday period comes to an end. This could include:

• A further payment deferral – this may be possible but will be subject to a full review of your circumstances and long-term view of your ability to resume contractual payments

• Concession – reduced payments for a short period of time

• Interest-only – where your account is temporarily amended so you only pay the interest

• Extension of term – for mortgages nearing the end of the term and if you’ve had a payment deferral we may be able to consider this option to support you repaying the amount in full.
Our teams are doing their very best to assist customers and we’re dealing with requests for support as quickly as possible. We aim to respond within 5 working days, however if there is a delay, please bear with us and we’ll get to you as soon as we can.

Unfortunately we’re unable to make any changes in time for payments due in the next 7 days. If your payment is due in the next 7 days and you’re unable to make your normal monthly payment, please call our Collections Team on 0345 122 0033. You can also email recoveries@krbs.com to discuss your situation.
A payment deferral enables mortgage customers to stop paying their monthly mortgage payments for a set period of time. However, it’s important to remember that the money is still owed and the interest on the mortgage still accrues during a payment deferral.

Unless you tell us otherwise, the interest that accrues during any mortgage payment deferral period will be capitalised. We’ll write to you in advance of your payment holiday ending to confirm the amount of your new increased payment and the date due. We’ll recalculate your monthly payments to ensure that the capitalised amount is repaid within the remaining term of your mortgage. To be clear, this will increase the payment that you make, and there will be additional interest charged over the remaining term of the mortgage as a result.
If you take a mortgage payment deferral it’s important to understand that interest will continue to accrue while you’re not making your normal monthly payments. At the end of the payment deferral period the interest that has built up will be added to your outstanding mortgage balance. This process is called capitalisation.

By capitalising the accrued interest, your outstanding mortgage balance will increase. You’ll then need to repay the accrued interest over the remaining term of your mortgage. Interest will be charged on the deferred amount, at your normal mortgage interest rate.

We’ll have to recalculate your monthly mortgage payment so that this deferred interest is repaid, as interest, in full, at the end of your mortgage term. As a result, you’ll pay more interest over the remaining term of your mortgage which we’ll collect as part of your recalculated monthly payments.

If you do take a payment deferral and you’d rather make alternative arrangements to repay the capitalised amount, for example by lump sum or increased monthly payment, you should discuss this with a member of our collections team on 03451 220033 or email recoveries@krbs.com.
If you have a standard capital and interest repayment mortgage, your mortgage balance will increase by the amount of interest charged during the payment deferral period.

With a capital and interest mortgage, part of your monthly payment amount is used to repay some of your outstanding mortgage (the capital) and some is used to pay the interest charged (the interest).

For example, you have a capital and interest mortgage with a monthly payment of £500. £300 of this will be used to repay capital and the remaining £200 is used to pay the interest charged. If you take a three month payment deferral you would underpay £1,500 (£500 x 3), however as £900 of this would have been used to repay capital, your mortgage balance would only increase by £600.

Click here for payment deferral examples that illustrate how taking a payment deferral can affect your monthly payments and the total amount payable over your remaining mortgage term. These examples are for illustrative purposes only and assume a three month payment deferral has been taken.
If you capitalise the missed payments, your monthly payments will increase until your mortgage term ends, and that will include the additional interest added over the remaining mortgage term. If you choose to make an arrangement over a shorter period of time (where you pay more each month), then your payments for that period will be higher, but additional interest will only accrue for that period, which will cost you less over the term of your mortgage.

If you make a lump sum payment to clear the amount, you will only incur additional interest until the lump sum payment is received.

Please call us on 03451 220033 to discuss these alternative options if you don’t want to capitalise the outstanding payment deferral amount.
If you have a capital and interest repayment mortgage you’ll need to pay the monthly payments you’ve missed during the payment deferral period. If you have an interest only mortgage, you’ll need to repay the interest that’s accrued whilst you’ve not been making payments. You can contact us on 0345 122 0033 to find out exactly how much you’d need to pay.
We’ll make every effort to support customers who are already in financial difficulty, so please contact us on 0345 122 0033 or email recoveries@krbs.com to discuss the best options available.
From 1 April 2021, if you’re newly affected by COVID-19 (or if it starts affecting you again), we can consider options tailored to your circumstances. This may include a payment deferral if that is appropriate. However, this may be reported on your credit file in accordance with normal reporting processes.
If you’ve arranged a payment deferral but no longer need it that’s no problem. Please send us an email at recoveries@krbs.com to confirm that you no longer require the payment deferral. We'll then confirm that we've received your request and explain how much your next monthly payment will be and when it's due.
If you’re concerned about your ability to make future mortgage payments, we may be able to consider further forbearance, which may include an extension to your payment deferral periods.

If you believe you’re going to experience on-going financial difficulties, please contact us the month before your final deferred payment is due. This will help us to prioritise dealing with customers who have imminent need of further assistance and ensure that you have a full understanding of your circumstances as your current payment holiday comes to an end.

A payment deferral may not always be the most appropriate option for you. To allow us to support you, we’ll need a full understanding of your current household income and outgoings, we’ve worked alongside Paylink Solutions to enable our customers across the Group to complete an on-line income and expenditure form.

Please click here to access the system and the form.

You’ll be directed to an external website where you’ll see reference to all brands within our Group.

Should you have any questions before completing the form please contact us directly.

Once we have confirmation that you’ve completed the process, we’ll review the information provided and call you to discuss if we are able to assist you further, which may include the following options:

• Allowing you to pay Interest Only payments for a short period of time.
• Extending the payment deferral for a short period of time.
• Reducing your payments for up to a further 3 months.

However, the above options are not guaranteed and will be subject to a full review of your circumstances and an understanding of what is going to change to ensure you’re able to maintain payments in the future.

Before you apply for further assistance we strongly recommend that you look at the following information or get independent financial advice if you’re unsure this is the right option for you.
- Money Advice Service coronavirus support page.
- Dealing with financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.

Please also read the information above regarding what a payment deferral is and the impact on your account and what it may mean for you in the future.

There will not be any fees added to your account while you have an arrangement agreed; however, please remember that such an arrangement will be recorded on your credit file.
If you’re concerned that your ability to make future mortgage payments will be affected please get in touch with us as soon as possible.

We’ll need a full understanding of your current household income and outgoing. We’ve worked alongside Paylink Solutions to enable our customers across the Group to complete an online income and expenditure form.

Please click here to access the system and the form.

You’ll be directed to an external website where you’ll see reference to all brands within our Group.

Should you have any questions before completing the form please contact us directly.

Once we have confirmation that you’ve completed the process, we’ll review the information provided.

Before you apply for further assistance we strongly recommend that you look at the following information or get independent financial advice if you are unsure that this is the right option for you.
- Money Advice Service coronavirus support page.
- Dealing with financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s a manual version of the income and expenditure form.

Once completed, you can email the form to us at recoveries@krbs.com. Please include ‘Extension to mortgage payment deferral period’ or ‘Extension to mortgage term’ in the subject line of your email. Please be aware that this is an unencrypted mailbox and any personal information sent to it will not be secure.

Alternatively, you can return the completed form to us by post at the address below. We're aware there may be delays to the postal service across the country and whilst we're not currently experiencing these delays, we'll be sure to keep you updated should this change.

Jersey Home Loans
Reliance House
Sun Pier
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4ET


A member of our team will call you to discuss your request further. We aim to respond to all requests within 5 working days.
Whenever a customer is in financial difficulty, we look at all appropriate options available to them during the time they’re having problems paying their mortgage, taking time to understand their individual circumstances and income and expenditure position.

There are occasions when we can agree for customers to pay less than the contractual monthly payment, and this type of concession may be granted in appropriate circumstances. However, any changes will only be agreed for a short period of time and where there is evidence to suggest that the situation will improve.

Any agreement is regularly reviewed to look at the scope for a more permanent arrangement for repayment.

This type of arrangement is not available where it is clearly not in the longer-term interests of the customer.

An agreement that may merely mask a wider affordability problem, which is not likely to be repaired over the medium-term, may not be in the customer’s best interests. Indeed, the customer’s position can be made worse by such arrangements where it is given without regard to their individual circumstances.

Our agents will discuss all options available with you and will also direct you to appropriate external agencies who are able to offer advice with all finances.

Before you apply for further assistance, we strongly recommend that you look at the following information or get independent financial advice if you’re unsure that this is the right option for you.
- Money Advice Service coronavirus support page.
- Dealing with financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic.

Digital tools and self-help and budgeting guidance is also available. The Money Advice Service’s debt advice locator tool can also be used.
Unfortunately, criminals will use every opportunity to trick you into revealing personal or financial information and regrettably, COVID-19 is no different. Remember: we’ll never ask you to give out your PIN, password or any other security details, or to ask you to transfer money to a ‘safe’ account.

Always take a moment to think before passing on information that you should keep safe.